The bindery is the final step (finishing) for your project. Binding operations consist of cutting, folding, drilling, collating/gathering, and binding or any additional finishing steps you require.
Book binding has been around for centuries. From hard covers made of leather to a simple saddle stitch booklet, each style has it’s unique feel. Although shredding up an old pair of jeans and using the cloth to sew your publication together would fit in on Pinterest, and we love to be creative for your small projects, it may not be applicable for larger run jobs. A production process is the answer and with these various options, you will surely be able to keep that publication together!
- Coil/Wire Binding – Book binding with plastic or metal coil to hold pages together.
- Saddle Stitching – Binding books by stapling center. Great for your brochures or guides.
- (Below is a video of our bookmaker creating a publication using saddle stitching.)
- Side Stitching – Very similar to saddle stitching except the staples run parallel with the spine so they would be visible from the front and back of the book.
- Rivets or Eyelets – This type of binding consists of metal or plastic rivets to be placed through pre-drilled holes in the pages. Rivets, especially metal, tend to hold quite well and you may only need one to bind your pages together. Works great for a sample book or an information packet.
- Chicago Post or Binding Screw – Consists of two parts. A barrel post (which is threaded on the inside) and a cap screw which serves as the top portion. The barrel is put through pre-drilled holes and the cap screw is tightened down to hold the pages together.
- String Tying – The act of using a string to bind loose pages together. Usually done with needle and thread and can sometimes have perfect binding over the top for extra support.
- Perfect Binding – Create a clean, professional finish to your book, manual, or any bound material.
- Loose-leaf – We can simple drill the holes through the book and shrink wrap. This allows the end user to put the pages into a binder they have purchased themselves.
- Case Binding – Also known as hard cover binding. A hard cover is attached to the outside of the pages, which adds protection and rigidity. This is what will keep your first addition Harry Potter last so long.
- Padding – This process consists of binding a stack of sheets with a flexible adhesive so that the sheet can be easily removed. Notepads are a great example of this.
As you can see, binding your materials comes with a variety of options. From color and material used to the application process. Depending on your job, these variables can give a different feel and look to your end user.
These pages are collated and ready to be turned into book! Perfect binding bound!